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KBOO community radio has been bringing diverse communities together for forty years.  We offer over twenty hours per day of programs that are produced locally by volunteer community members.  This is critical for having local voices on the airwaves at a time when media ownership is consolidating and the remaining local entities turn to syndicated programs.  Furthermore we offer genuine diversity.  In a city that is over three-quarters white, we offer programming by and for Asian, African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and those from many other backgrounds.  We put youth (with a part-time youth coordinator assisting), veterans, and the disabled on the air.  And we bring these communities together on and off the air!

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COCA COLA WORKERS IN COLOMBIA: "TEMPORARIES" FOR 20 YEARS

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/25/2015
AS THE U.S. CONGRESS CONSIDERS MORE FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS, LABOR PROVISIONS OF PRIOR FTA'S REMAIN UNENFORCED.  THE U.S.-COLOMBIA "LABOR ACTION PLAN' WAS SUPPOSED TO REPLACE CONTINGENT EMPLOYMENT WITH PERMANENT JOBS, BUT THAT'S NOT THE EXPERIENCE OF WORKERS AT COCA COLA IN COLOMBIA.  UNION LEADER DANIEL RUEDA TALKS ABOUT THEIR STRUGGLE WITH THE NORTH AMERICAN CORPORATION.
14:31 minutes (13.29 MB)

Harvey Cox, How to Read the Bible

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Religion For Life
program date: 
Sun, 05/24/2015
I am doing a three part series on the Bible, what it is and how to read it.   Three excellent scholars and teachers will be our guides, Harvey Cox, John Dominic Crossan, and Jennifer Grace Bird. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

No Time/Climate Bomb Mixtape

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Sat, 05/23/2015
This mixtape includes clips from MLK Jr speech at Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, "Time has Come Today" by the Chambers Brothers, "Downpressorman" by Peter Tosh, and "Burning Down the House" by the Talking Heads. It was produced by Paul Roland for his Wednesday Talk Radio program on January 26, 2015: "It's much later than we think: the methane time-bomb is ticking (link below):

http://kboo.fm/content/itsmuc0

 

5:12 minutes (4.75 MB)

Rob Garfield Interview

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Between Us
program date: 
Wed, 05/20/2015
Psychoanalyst and research Robert Garfield has focused on men and the friendships they form for many years.  In his new book, "Breaking the Male Code", Mr. Garfield explores the rules that keep men spinning in a culture that doesn't always know what it wants them to be.  The author talks with Don Merrill about how TV heroes are no role model, why the men's movement of the 90s hurt men as much as it helped them and how fatherhood is one of the purest ways men can bond. 
25:58 minutes (23.78 MB)

Rethinking electroshock

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Wed, 05/20/2015

Marcia Meyers of Rethinking Psychiatry and electroshock survivor Deborah Schwartzkopff are today's guests. 

http://www.ectjustice.com/
http://www.rethinkingpsychiatry.org/


 

56:10 minutes (51.42 MB)

Left & the Law on Video Cameras and Policing

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Mon, 05/18/2015

For their Left and the Law segment, Jan and Mike talk about the use of video cameras in policing, the impact of citizen video recording of police actions, and new policies requiring officers to wear bodycams. They take up the question of what the camera is able to capture and whether it makes a difference who is holding the camera.
14:02 minutes (6.43 MB)

Warrior Capitalism: Middle class? What middle class?

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Mon, 05/18/2015

Tom Becker shares Jack Smith's article from Counterpunch.  It's about the disappearance of class terms, i.e., ruling class, upper class, working class, in political discussion by both politicians and journalists and the political consequences of that. Now the author contends the lone remaining class term--the middle class--is also on its way out.

7:03 minutes (3.23 MB)

Psychology and Politics: Climate Change

program date: 
Mon, 05/18/2015

Jan Haaken and Tod Sloan focus their "Psychology and Politics" segment on the complex cognitive and emotional responses that arise as people come to terms with climate change and think about what to do about it individually and collectively. They discuss campus campaigns for divestment from fossil fuels as an example to explore motivational and ideological obstacles.
11:17 minutes (5.17 MB)

The Old Mole Variety Hour for May 18, 2015

program date: 
Mon, 05/18/2015
Old Mole Variety Hour

Denise Morris hosts this episode, with segments on electoral politics vs political movements, videocameras and policing, warrior capitalism, and the psychology of responding to climate change.

To hear the whole show, including the music, use the play button. To hear the separate segments, follow the links below. And to keep up with the Mole, check out our Facebook page.

Bill Resnick with Brian Tokar on Bernie Sanders
54:30 minutes (24.95 MB)

Electroshock survivor arrested at protest in Clackamas

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 05/18/2015
Electroshock survivor and activist Deborah Schwartzkopff was arrested for Criminal Trespass during a protest on Saturday against the controversial practice at the Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center .
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is still widely practiced in the United States, despite public perception that it is largely a thing of the past.
A campaign to ban the procedure in the 1970’s and 80’s had some visibility and achieved at least one outright ban in Berkeley, California in 1982, but since then it has mostly faded from public awareness.
Schwartzkopff underwent numerous series of shock treatments for depression and says she has lasting neurocognitive damage as a result. 7:45 minutes (10.65 MB)

 

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